After 2 weeks, the KC Chiefs are 2-0 with the offense clicking, which hopefully translates into a head coaching position for offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.
Eric Bieniemy’s time as offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs has been fantastic. Not only has he helped turn Patrick Mahomes into the best quarterback in the league, but he’s also helped shape a unit that is arguably the most feared by defensive coordinators.
Bieniemy, though, deserves a head coaching job. Though he’s received consideration in the past, he’s never been chosen as a team’s No. 1 coach. That’s been to the Chiefs’ gain, of course.
It feels like this will be Bieniemy’s last season in Kansas City. Not that he’ll be fired; the Chiefs would love to have him back. However, some struggling team out there is going to pull the trigger on him as their head coach going into 2021.
Here’s a way-too-early look at five possible destinations (in alphabetical order):
The Chiefs play the Falcons later this year, so owner Arthur Blank may get an in-person chance to see what his next head coach can do. Falcons head coach Dan Quinn began the year on the hot seat, and it’s only become crispier after a blah Week 1 performance against the Seattle Seahawks and then an unthinkable collapse against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2.
The defense clearly needs help, but Bieniemy would inherit an offense led by Matt Ryan, who has excellent weapons in wide receivers Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley along with tight end Hayden Hurst.